Monday April 9 2012
Reja: Let’s use this euphoria

Edy Reja is keen for his Lazio players to use the positive momentum sustained from beating Napoli at the weekend towards Wednesday’s test at Juventus.

In search of the final Champions League qualification spot, the Aquile gave their hopes a huge boost on Saturday by defeating direct rivals Napoli 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.

In seeing it end a poor run of form, Reja is eager to see the Biancocelesti gain some upward momentum for the rest of the season.

“We must use this period of euphoria,” reflected the Coach to La Repubblica on Monday.

“We were not experiencing a great run of form and the Neapolitans were a strong team to face, but we closed ranks and played a great game.

“We created many chances and it can be a decisive victory for us.”

Reja then turned his attention on the club his players will look to use their euphoria against, the yet-to-be-defeated Juventus.

“The Juventus stadium is awesome and [Antonio] Conte is one who doesn’t give anything away. He is a Coach of great character who infuses his character within the team.

“All of Juventus’ players are strong and fast. Even Bonucci and Chiellini, despite their physical build, they are now fast.

“Pirlo, meanwhile, is a phenomenon that always makes a difference and helps them play this good football.

“I just hope that after the victory Lazio secured on Saturday that we will have regained our fitness and nerve so as to try to fight for every ball on Wednesday and then for the rest of the League.”